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10 Of the Best Books to Help You Transform Your Finances

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It seems as if some people are born with calculators in their hands. If you envy people who are younger but richer than you, it’s time to adopt a robust financial management and investment strategy.

Since most of us can’t afford to hire a personal finance coach, there is plenty of help available to live a financially independent and peaceful life.

Here are the best ten books to retire early, transform your finances, and enjoy a lucrative life.

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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One of the most influential books of all times, Rich Dad Poor Dad is a groundbreaking analysis by Robert Kiyosaki. He compares his birth father and the father of his best friend to give an in-depth account of how both these men shaped his thoughts regarding investment and financial management.

Kiyosaki believes nobody needs to earn to become wealthy. Rich people make money work for them. The book is all about the importance of getting a financial education to know the real differences between liabilities and assets. Rich Dad Poor Dad is a classic book that is a must-include in everyone’s book collection.

2. How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free by Ernie J. Zelinski

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The book focuses less on managing your finances to prepare for retirement and emphasizes more on what you have saved before retiring. According to Zelinski, you need to have roughly $1 million+ in savings, to achieve a ‘happy, wild and free’ life. The author does not promote working for more extended hours and sheds light on how you can enjoy the best years of your life. 

3. The 5 Years Before You Retire by Emily Guy Birken

10 Of the Best Books to Help You Transform Your Finances

 

This popular book focuses on filling out worksheets and budgeting methods. However, it gets more interesting as it offers practical advice on the importance of medical programs and teaches how to enjoy life after retirement by modifying demands for the self and the family. This comprehensive guide for planning your retiring takes you through all medical and financial benefits.

4. The Millionaire Next Door by William D. Danko and Thomas J. Stanley

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This brilliant book makes you realize that anyone can build wealth, not just celebrities and TV stars. Every sane individual has what it takes to become rich and successful.

Readers learn about seven essential traits that can lead anyone to make millions. The book features interviews of hundreds of millionaires to reveal the struggle of some of today’s most successful individuals. This genuinely inspirational book is a must-read for anyone who dreams to be a millionaire one day.

5. The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin

10 Of the Best Books to Help You Transform Your Finances

 

This book offers a smart and short way to face the music of retirement. Solin is a prolific writer who gives a one-sentence summary for each chapter to sum up key ideas. People who want to know more about making investments must read this book before getting retired.

6. How to Make Your Money Last By Jane Bryant Quinn

10 Of the Best Books to Help You Transform Your Finances

 

The book is a top retirement planning book which is a treasure chest of counseling tips and financial secrets to help a recently retired individual. However, it also works for people who are about to retire shortly. The author encourages you to take control of your life, not just from the monetary side but also from a psychological angle. With investments and savings, you can make your money last for an incredibly long period. 

7. How to Retire With Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is by Teresa Gilda Rucci

10 Of the Best Books to Help You Transform Your Finances

 

The planning book clarifies all misinterpretations which trigger Americans to overspend. The author enlightens readers on how to maintain a household by practicing a thumb rule of saving up to 10 times their annual salary before retirement.

8. The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by John C. Bogle and Taylor Larimore

10 Of the Best Books to Help You Transform Your Finances

 

This guide is a fascinating but candid narrative that gives you solid advice to lay the foundations of long-term wealth. It promotes the idea of investing in low-cost index funds. If you want to stick to a saving solution that won’t let you lose any sleep over it, this is the book you need to read.

9. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

10 Of the Best Books to Help You Transform Your Finances

 

If you thought a book written in the 1920s couldn’t teach anything to modern investors, this timeless classic would show you otherwise. A delightful account by George Clason, the book elaborates on the basic concept of money and how anyone can live a happy life. If you are considering investment options, this is the book you should read for planning an early retirement.

10. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin, Joseph R. Dominguez, and Monique Tilford

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This book is one of the best about financial independence. It challenges all conventional views about investments and changes how you view your expenses. The book offers nine crucial steps to attain financial freedom. By focusing on getting out of debt, saving more and spending less money and documenting out expenses, we can learn how to live frugally.

Bottom Line

The internet offers solid practical advice on how to live a debt-free life. Budgeting apps and spreadsheet tools allow you to calculate your finances without going overboard with your spending. But there is nothing like professional advice from accomplished people who know how to get out of a financial mess. Check out these successful publications that have helped millions of people to materialize their dreams.

Have you read any of these books? What was your favorite? Comment Below!

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